Istanbul Trams, Turkey

Istanbul has several useful tram lines, most modern, one old-fashioned (on purpose). Click here for a map of the system(then click on a point to magnify it).

You can use your transit pass on all tram lines, as well as on the MetroTünelcity buses and ferriesMore…

Bağcılar—Kabataş Tram

The tram you’ll use the most is the Bağcılar-Kabataş tram(map). This route goes from the district of Bağcılar via Zeytinburnu on the shore of the Sea of Marmara through Sultanahmet, across the Golden Horn and along the southwestern Bosphorus shore, connecting the major tourist areas with three ferry docks, the European railway station, and the Funicular to Taksim SquareMore…

Use this tram and the Metro to travel between Atatürk Airport and Sultanahmet Square (click here for details) (Map)

Modern trams, Istanbul, Turkey
The Bağcılar-Kabataş tram is 21st-century.

 

Nostalgic İstiklal Caddesi Tram

A restored 19th-century tram trundles along İstiklal Caddesiconnecting Taksim Square with Galatasaray and Tünel Square. It’s as much an amusement as it is transportation. More…

—Tom Brosnahan


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